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Marco Faini

is Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow at the Universities of Venice and Toronto. Previously he was Instructor of Italian at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Research Associate at the Department of Italian, University of Cambridge, and fellow at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. He works on comic, macaronic and mockheroic literature, biblical epic and devotional literature. His book La porpora e l’alloro: Vita di Pietro Bembo (Rome: 2016) has been translated into English and French. He is the co-editor of Books for Captains and Captains in Books. Shaping the Perfect Military Commander in Early Modern Europe (Wiesbaden: 2016). He is presently co-editing a Companion to Pietro Aretino (Leiden – Boston: forthcoming).

Alessia Meneghin

was Ahmanson Fellow at Villa I Tatti. The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence. She was previously Research Associate in the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge, Assistant Investigator for The Anatomy and Physiology of Renaissance Florence: The Dynamics of Social Change in the Fifteenth Century project at the University of Sydney, and Fellow of the Society for Renaissance Studies. Her published work focuses on issues of wet-nursing, food, credit, consumption, identity and social mobility of the Arti Minori in Renaissance Florence and Tuscany, as well as on the use of sources such as the Monti di Pietà and miraculous collections, to enquire the objects and practices of devotion. She is also the author of a book recently published on the Tuscan Misericordie. She has a forthcoming volume on rigattieri (The Social Fabric of Fifteenth-Century Florence: Identities and Change in the World of Second-hand Dealers) with Routledge.


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